Michelin Pilot Road 2 Front Tires
Great commuter tire!
I commute daily on my FZ6 and switching from Dunlop Q3's to these were a MASSIVE upgrade! The traction is obviously down some (I ride my bike VERY spiritedly and it's still plenty of traction), but the tread wear is almost unnoticeable! I've got 3000 miles on them and there are no chicken strips on the tires or uneven wear anywhere. The Q3's I had lasted 3500 miles, that's when the belts began to show, but these tires look like they'll last upwards of 10k miles. Highly recommend for anyone commuting, but still likes to get out there and have some fun!
November 17, 2014
PR 2s are a great value
I mounted this front tire and a Pilot Road 2 on the rear of my BMW K1600 GTL and after 8,000 miles they are both going strong. These miles were ridden with a fully loaded bike on both Interstate highways as well as winding twisty mountain roads. I rode in rain downpours as well as dry pavement with no gripping problems. I expect to get well over 10,000 miles on the rear and 15,000 on the front tire. If I achieve these results I will most certainly purchase another set of the PR 2. As an aside I have worn out 2 sets of Pilot Road 3 tires with less miles on them.
September 1, 2014
I am running my second set of these on my BMW RT; they last a LONG time! I run 38-40 PSI in the rear and logged over 14,800 miles before I changed out the back tire before starting a 4,300 mile tour of the eastern US, otherwise I could have gotten a full 15K out of this beast. Very neutral handling. I use with balance beads. I will probably have to go with the PR3 or 4s next time around, these are getting pretty scarce now. I've run many other brands and these are the longest lasting by far. Never made 10K on any other tire, more like 8 or 9K.
September 26, 2014
Good overall tire
It is a good overall tire. Handles well in all conditions.
July 8, 2014
Great Great Tire
I am getting ready to order another set of these tires and i wanted to review the current set i have on my 07 Yamaha FJR1300.
I installed this set on 5/18/2013 and the bike had 33901 miles
i now have 47023 miles (8/7/2014)
that is 13,122 miles!!!! (the last set i had lasted just a tick over 11,000) and i still have about 1-2mm of tread above the wear indicators near the center of the tire...
these tires maintained wet and dry traction throughout the tread life... i just did a trip that i spent about 4 hours in a steady rain at interstate speeds with no issues.
i am a highway driver for the most part, commuting to work or long road trips, with weekend excursions on the twisty back roads.
(I will say i am a bit A.R. about tire pressure... i check it every couple of days and adjust as needed)
I love these tires and will be buying another set in the next few weeks
August 7, 2014
She's a beauty
I love this tire. It not only rides great it looks so beastly on my sv1000s. It grips nicely on water and especially when it's dry. Didn't think it would grip so much. But it does. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to ride hard but not like racing hard in the twisties. Get a Diablo rosso 2 or something for that
August 6, 2014
Great tires but needed a lot of wheel weights
I should put up a half dozen good reviews for all the sets of these tires I've enjoyed and have been very pleased with over the last 8 years or so before I post something negative. So, that said, this last front tire I bought needed 10 wheel weights, that's 2.5 oz to get it balanced. I wasn't thrilled about that but it rolls smooth and straight so, not the end of the world... and the grip is excellent. I would still recommend.
June 9, 2014
PR2 great tires!
This is my second set of PR2s. I've had Metzlers. I tried the PR3 last set. They were very hard wearing - 15,000 miles. Slight wobble over 90 mph(I've heard). The PR2 is a very smooth ride, even at higher speeds. Rolls predictably in corners. Lower price than PR3. Didn't notice any difference in wet traction, despite hype about "special" sipes. Very happy with PR2, a very good value, given performance and high milage.
July 21, 2014